Urban Farmhouse opens Rocketts location


Urban Farmhouse Market and Cafe, a popular local chain of cafes and coffehouses, has expanded into Henrico, with the opening of a location at Rocketts Landing.

The new location, at 4821 Old Main Street, is the company's sixth in the region and first in the county. A seventh location is planned for the Linden Row Inn in downtown Richmond. > Read more.

Cross Grain Brewhouse to open at RIC this week


The new Cross Grain Brewhouse restaurant and bar will open at Richmond International Airport this week. The location will hold its grand opening Wednesday, Aug. 24. The restaurant, operated by Delaware North Travel Hospitality Services, will feature a menu with house-made items and a focus on local craft beers. > Read more.

Henrico County property transactions, Aug. 1-7


A sample of transactions during this period appears below:

3910 Genacre Lane – $62,000, 1,586 SF (built in 1951), from James F. and Christy D. Kolb to Virginia Home Buyers LLC.
8321 Eden Street – $83,500 (vacant site), from W. L. Stinson Inc. to NVR Inc.
1911 Aeronca Avenue – $95,250, 1,032 SF (built in 1965), from Earl C. Parsons to Paula S. Leadbetter.
9720 Royerton Drive – $110,000, 1,040 SF (built in 1957), from John S. Edwards Estate to Duong Ha and Trang Pham.
1561 Skirmish Run Drive – $118,000, 1,041 SF (built in 1980), from Louise B. Hanson to Christopher J. and Morgan B. Smart.
5401 Raleigh Road – $124,000, 1,025 SF (built in 1952), from Mark H. Marable to Moore Properties LP.
7430 Doran Road – $127,000, 1,450 SF (built in 1955), from Robert M. Clemons, Sr. and Sallie G. Clemons to Ernest F. Meadows, Jr. > Read more.
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HCPS Teacher Scholars program deadline nears


Applications for the second group of Henrico County Public Schools' "Teacher Scholars" are due by March 11.

The program, which guarantees teaching jobs in the HCPS system to participants when they graduate from college, is open to high school seniors who are interested in teaching. The program is designed a homegrown way to address the need for teachers in content areas where there aren’t enough qualified applicants. The school division is experiencing teacher shortages in math, Spanish, exceptional education, technology education, and family and consumer sciences. > Read more.

Wood named 2016 Henrico Community Leader of the Year


Seeking to help professionals looking for new jobs or careers and those caught off-guard by unexpected layoffs, Charlie Wood founded a networking and personal and professional development group called Career Prospectors in 2002. The organization hosts free weekly meetings in Henrico County that feature networking opportunities, guest speakers, mock interviews and group discussions, among other components. The group became particularly important after the 2008 recession and it continues today.

For his efforts, Wood has been named the 2016 Henrico Community Leader of the Year by the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce's Henrico Business Council. He will be honored at a breakfast banquet May 4, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., at the Westwood Club, 6200 West Club Lane. > Read more.

Henrico 4-H to host plant sale

Organization also opens summer camp registration

The Henrico County office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension is selling a variety of berry plants to support its 4-H Youth Development program.

Blackberry, raspberry and blueberry plants are available for $5 each. A bundle of 25 strawberry plants is $7. Order forms are available online at henrico.us/extension and from the Extension Office, in the Human Services Building at 8600 Dixon Powers Drive and at any location of the Henrico County Public Library. To receive a form by fax, call (804) 501-5160.

All orders received by Thursday, March 10 will be filled. > Read more.

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Community

Local choral group seeks volunteers

Good Vibrations choral group is looking for all voices with some musical experience to sing with the volunteer choir. The season runs from August to November. Genre includes patriotic and inspirational. > Read more.

County plans Fourth of July event


Henrico County Recreation and Parks will present “Red, White, and Lights” at Meadow Farm Museum/Crump Park July 4.

Henrico County has hosted a Fourth of July celebration annually since 1981, but this year’s event will offer a later start time and expanded hours and be highlighted by new entertainment.

The free event will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will feature the Richmond Symphony, a laser-light show, patriotic performances, and family activities. > Read more.
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Restaurant Watch

Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.

 

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